ERIC Number: ED212116
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Confounding of Perception of I.Q. on a Measure of Adaptive Behavior.
Bobner, Ronald F.; And Others
Teacher perception of a student's IQ may bias adaptive behavior measures used for placement in special classes. The study investigated the effect of perceived IQ on teachers' ratings of disturbed and normal children on the Devereux Elementary School Behavior Rating Scale. Fifty-two urban severe behavior handicapped students, Grades K through 12, were each matched for age, race, sex, and IQ with students from regular classrooms (total N=62) from his/her home attendance zone as social and economic control. Regression techniques were used. Rater vectors accounted for rater differences. Results indicated perception of IQ accounts for significant variance above measured IQ on one factor, "classroom disturbance." There were correlations between the Devereux and measured IQ but no correlations between the Devereux and perceived IQ. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Devereux Elementary School Behavior Rating Scale
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (89th, Los Angeles, CA, August, 1981). Research supported by grant (8014-199) from the Ohio Department of Mental Health.